Fast-rising sports media star Pat McAfee will accept the award at the 2020 BSM Summit in New York City. The award was introduced in 2019 by Barrett Sports Media to recognize a national sports media personality who has “expanded their profile and cut through the noise by offering a unique, unfiltered, and authentic approach.”
2019 was a big year for McAfee. After leaving Barstool Sports in 2018, the former NFL punter partnered with Westwood One to launch a nationally syndicated sports radio show. The CBS Sports Radio network added the show to its weekday lineup in January 2020. McAfee also struck an agreement with ESPN to work Thursday night college football games as an analyst, and make appearances on the network’s popular shows College Gameday and Get Up. He also appeared on WWE pay-per-view pre-shows, and stepped in as emergency color analyst on an episode of Friday Night Smackdown.
“Pat McAfee’s blend of energy, drive, authenticity, and entertainment has helped him stand out on the national sports media stage,” explained BSM President Jason Barrett. “At just 32 years old, Pat has dove head first into the business, building an incredible brand across multi-platforms by being relatable, credible, and highly motivated.”
The 2020 BSM Summit on February 26-27, 2020 will be held at the Ailey Citigroup Theater in New York.